Monday, March 30, 2015

Methods That Police Use on the Mentally Ill Are Madness

Via Carpe Diem blog at AEI:
Why do so many American cops believe that shooting a schizophrenic man dead for failing to drop a screwdriver is an acceptable outcome? In the disturbing and graphic video below, watch Dallas police officers use excessive deadly force to shoot and kill Jason Harrison, a black man with schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, who was holding a small screwdriver. His mother has called the police for assistance getting her son Jason to the hospital because he was off his meds. Maybe they could have used a stun gun or pepper spray?

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